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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tschreier, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. tschreier

    tschreier Hatching

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    Hello all!

    I'm new to raising chickens. I got a flock of 6, their about 5 1/2 months now and just started laying 2 weeks ago.

    A friend referred me to BYC when I first got my chicks. I've enjoyed the threads and found them to be very helpful as a new chicken momma.

    I got a variety flock: 2 buttercups, 2 rhode islands, and 2 marans. They've played nice until recently when I noticed one of my buttercups lack of tail feathers and swollen, bare bum. I pulled her from the flock last night and used the wound spray antiseptic stuff to treat and cover the area. I hope the prevents future pecking. I haven't been able to identify the bully yet but everyone else appears 'in tact'.

    I am so thankful to everyone for posting their tips to treating wounds and preventing pecking.

    Looking forward to the future with the girls!!!
     

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    Welcome [​IMG] I hope you enjoy BYC!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Great to have you aboard! Make sure the birds have lots of space in the coop and run as chickens tend to pick on each other when they feel cramped in or bored. You might hang some veggies, a cabbage or even put in a seed pecking block to give them something to do other than pick on each other. Get them out to free range during the day if you can to entertain them as well. Blu-kote works well on picked areas of the body because it hides the color of bare skin.

    Enjoy BYC and your flock!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. Alright and [​IMG] great to have you onboard [​IMG]
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     

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